Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan open new bus route
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have opened Tashkent-Kyzylorda-Tashkent international bus route, Uzbek media reported referring to the Uzavtotrans agency.
From July 21, one Van Hool passenger bus (Belgium) will be running along the route, departing from Tashkent and Kyzylorda at 17:00 local time. Buses will cross the border through the Gisht Kuprik (Uzbekistan) and Zhibek Zholy (Kazakhstan) checkpoints. The destination points of the bus run will be the Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Saltanat (Kazakhstan) bus stations.
The carrier from the Uzbek side is UzKaz Auto Trans, from Kazakh side - Tulpor-Baykonir.
The length of the route is 583 kilometers and the duration of the run is 10 hours 30 minutes. The cost of tickets from Tashkent to Kyzylorda is 97,000 soums ($12.42) and from Kyzylorda to Tashkent - 3,800 tenge ($11).
In 2018, four regular international bus runs were launched along the Tashkent-Almaty-Tashkent, Tashkent-Shymkent-Tashkent, Tashkent-Bishkek-Tashkent, Tashkent-Khodzhent-Tashkent routes.
On these routes, 400 passengers leave and 420 passengers enter Uzbekistan daily. Over 40,000 passengers have been transported since the launch of the bus runs.
In the 1H2018, motor vehicles in Uzbekistan transported 504 million tons of cargo and 2.82 billion passengers, which is 4.6 percent and 12.2 percent correspondingly more compared to the 1H2017.
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